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Cammy IP camera cloud viewing app review

on Sunday, June 15th, 2014

If you have ever been to a party where they say to BYOB – bring your own beer, then you’ll understand the concept of the Cammy IP camera cloud viewing app that requires you to BYOC – bring your own camera. As a diehard fan of Dropcam cameras, I was intrigued by Cammy for one importantRead More…


Julie’s gadget diary – The great sneaker mystery

on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Home, Kitchen

We returned home from a one week epic road trip vacation at 1am Saturday morning. After some much needed sleep, Jeanne decided she wanted to unwind from the 1000+ mile trip with an afternoon of working in the garden. Yeah, I know, she’s weird. While she was out sweating in the sun and dirt, IRead More…


Butterfleye is a new smart social camera for the connected home

on Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Keeping an eye on your property and loved ones when you’re not physically there is important for your peace of mind and for security purposes. The Butterfleye is a new camera that features completely wireless operation, two way audio and Active Eye Intelligence which automatically captures 1920 x 1080 pictures and videos using motion detectionRead More…


D-Link Outdoor HD Wireless Network Camera DCS-2330L review

on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

I’ve been looking into a security system for my home, but I keep running into the cost issue of a monthly service charge.  So, I took a different tack and decided to cobble together my own using off the shelf network cameras.  I had several cameras arrayed around the house, but I was missing aRead More…


Lively – Senior tech gadget

on Friday, December 27th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Whether you have older parents and grandparents or you yourself are older and would like to give your loved ones piece of mind, Lively is a system that offers independence while also respecting privacy. Lively doesn’t use wireless cameras or microphones. It uses small sensors that can be attached to keys, a pillbox, the refrigeratorRead More…


Dropcam Pro review

on Thursday, November 21st, 2013

I’ve been using a Dropcam WiFi security camera since my review of their first camera back in 2010. I’ve tried several other camera brands over the years but always come back to Dropcam due to ease of use, image quality and mobile viewing. Their latest camera is the Dropcam Pro. I don’t want to spill theRead More…


Get the premium Dropcam experience with the Dropcam Pro

on Thursday, October 10th, 2013

I’ve been using the Dropcam to keep an eye on things around my house, and it has worked very well for me.  I’m impressed with the clarity of the images I see, even in a dark room.  Of course, I’m always interested to know when things get better, which is why I’m telling you aboutRead More…


Xtreme Life DVR and Landscape Stone Surveillance Camera review

on Sunday, September 15th, 2013

I’ve been searching for a way to keep an eye on my summer cabin while we’re not in residence, and the Xtreme Life Landscape Stone from KJB Security products would seem to be the answer.  It claims to provide unattended surveillance with minimal operator intervention and ease of operation.  I guess we’ll have to see about that…


Belkin NetCam HD Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision review

on Sunday, July 14th, 2013

When I find a useful gadget or product that fits in with my life, workflow, etc. I then spend a lot of time trying to find the very best version of that gadget or product. Whether it’s messenger bags, smartphones, styluses, ink pens or something else, I can become a little obsessed. Ok, a lot obsessed.Read More…


Diamond Multimedia PlugnView Remote Home Monitoring Internet Night Vision Security Camera kit review

on Monday, June 10th, 2013

I like having the ability to check in on my home even when I’m not there. I do this using small security cameras connected to my wireless network. I’ve reviewed several of these cameras over the years and the latest one to be offered to me for review is the Diamond Multimedia PlugnView Remote Home MonitoringRead More…


D-Link Announces its Cloud Camera 5000 with Pan/Tilt

on Monday, July 23rd, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Cloud Camera 5000 (DCS-5222L) from D-Link looks like it could be my new favorite surveillance camera because it offers all the features that my current favorite (Dropcam Echo) has and then some. It’s wireless, has motion detection, night vision, two-way audio, smartphone apps, motorized pan/tilt, digital zoom, 720p HD recording, microSD card slot for recordingRead More…


Dropcam HD WiFi Camera Review

on Saturday, June 30th, 2012

My friends at work used to give me funny looks when I’d announce that the Fedex guy just dropped a package off at my house. At first they thought I had somehow obtained a super power of either ESP or remote viewing. While having a super power would definitely be awesome (and I still thinkRead More…


Stem Innovation iZON Remote Room Monitor Review

on Monday, May 21st, 2012

The Stem Innovation iZON Remote Room Monitor is a WiFi based camera that has been designed to work specifically with iOS devices. The idea is to place the iZON camera in a desired location and then view it remotely using your iPhone or iPad. I’ve been trying one out for a couple of weeks now and am ready to share my opinion onRead More…


D-Link Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera (DCS-932L) Review

on Monday, February 6th, 2012

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a home body. I’d rather be home than anywhere else in the world. Sometimes I think that I would be perfectly happy as a hermit. Of course I’m not a hermit and I don’t keep myself barricaded in my house 24/7. I go to work every day, goRead More…


Dropcam will be launching a new camera at CES

on Monday, January 9th, 2012

Dropcam announced this morning that they will no longer be using a third party camera vendor. Their new WiFi camera is completely redesigned to include HD quality 720p video, night vision, 2-way audio and digital PTZ. The online viewer has also been enhanced to increase user experience. They are claiming that the Dropcam HD willRead More…

A hidden camera that’s literally “plug and play”

on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Spy cameras hidden in teddy bears too obvious?  How about something truly ordinary? Yes, this innocent looking “wall wart” actually houses a video camera with an internal DVR that records onto a micro SD card.  It features motion detection activated recording and can record up to 32 hours on a single micro SD card. CostRead More…


Logitech Alert 750i Master System Review

on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Even though, we live only fifteen miles from downtown Seattle, my family and I live (in some peoples’ opinions) out in the sticks. We live at the end of a long gravel road. We can not see our neighbors or the county road we live on. My wife and I worry about security and haveRead More…


CompSpy sends instant email alerts when it sees specific keywords

on Monday, March 14th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The CompSpy Stealth Computer Spy w/Remote Spying from Gadgets and Gear is a covert application that runs in the background of a computer. Will instantly email you when certain keywords have been typed in. It will also send screen shots. Installs in 15 seconds on any Windows PC or laptop and is not detected byRead More…


iPhone users, what do you have to hide?

on Friday, October 29th, 2010

A couple of months ago, I reported on the Cell Phone Tapper USB Stick from Brickhouse Security. Using this device, it would allow you to get access to information about calls, SMS messages, etc on Symbian, Android, Blackberry or Windows Mobile smartphones. Notice an obvious exception to that list? At the time, there wasn’t aRead More…


Spy Gadgets Infrared Spy Camera Cube Clock Review

By: Andy Simmons
on Friday, July 16th, 2010

At one point or another, we all find ourselves in a situation where it would be beneficial to be a fly on the wall; whether it’s to figure out who it is that keeps stealing Netflix envelopes out of your mailbox, to keep an eye on the babysitter, or to reveal an even more unfortunateRead More…


Archerfish is a ‘thinking’ surveillance camera

on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Archerfish Solo is the world’s first “thinking” camera. Developed by Cernium, Archerfish Solo is a compact, wireless, IP video camera designed for homes and small business with the smarts to watch for what matters to you. It can be installed indoors or outdoors and uses built-in homeland security technology, allowing it to tell theRead More…


Track Something in Real-time with the Teltonika GH1202

on Friday, January 22nd, 2010
Posted in: GPS, News

The Teltonika GH1202 is a handheld GPS/GPRS tracking device is a handheld terminal with GSM and GPS connectivity. It is able to get longitude and latitude coordinates and transfer them via the GSM network. The location of the device can be monitored in real-time over the internet, which makes it useful for keeping track ofRead More…


Vue Personal Video Network Review

on Friday, December 18th, 2009

Being able to keep an eye on our pets and home when we’re not there can be very useful for those of us that tend to worry. For those of us that don’t have a worrying bone in our body (me most of the time), it’s just fun to be able to check in andRead More…

Sometimes I feel like somebody’s watching me…

on Monday, July 13th, 2009

If you ever have that same feeling, you can use the SpyFinder to locate wired or wireless cameras that might be recording your every movement. The SpyFinder is a small handheld device that runs on 2 AAA batteries. One end has a viewfinder that you look through that has an array of flashing LEDs onRead More…